History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<1841  Augt. 12> revealed unto me concerning their Fathers, and the promises that  were made concerning them in the Book of Mormon; and advised  them to cease killing each other and warring with other tribes, and  keep peace with the whites; which was interpreted to them. Keokuk  replied he had a Book of Mormon at his Wickaup which I had given  him some years before. “I believe,” said he, “you are a great and  good man; I look rough, but I also am a Son of the Great Spirit.  I’ve heard your advice— we intend to quit fighting and follow  the good talk you have given us.” After the conversation they were  feasted on the green with good food, dainties, and melons by the  brethren; and they entertained the spectators with a specimen  of their dancing. <see page 1220—>

Addenda • 25 August 1841

<25> Wednesday. Elder died at , Lake  Co:, Ohio., aged 49 years. He was the son of Pierce and Clarissa  Granger, born in the Town of Phelps, Ontario Co: New York 7th. Feby.  1794; received a common school education, was two years a member  of the Methodist Church, and was <a> licensed—— exhorter. On  the 8th. Septr. 1813 he married Lydia Dibble; in the year 1827 he in  a great measure lost his sight by cold and exposure; he was —— Sheriff of : and Colonel—— in the Militia.  He received the Gospel on reading the Book of Mormon, which he  providentially obtained, and was baptized at Sodus, Wayne Co:,  and ordained an Elder by & , they being  the first Elders he saw, and immediately devoted his time to  preaching and warning the people. In the year 1833 he moved  to , and then took a mission to the East with Elder  <Samuel> Newcomb— returned——, and was ordained a High Priest ——; took another mission in the spring of 1836 to   with ; and after his return built up a  branch at Huntsburg, Geauga Co:, Ohio; also a branch at Perry,  Richland Co:, where he baptized Bradley Wilson, with his  seven sons and their wives——
When the Church left  , he was appointed to settle the Church business.
In June 1838 he went to , and returned— — in August of same year; in October he again started  taking his family——; he went 70 miles into , and  was driven back to the mob—— [p. 11]
1841 Augt. 12 revealed unto me concerning their Fathers, and the promises that were made concerning them in the Book of Mormon; and advised them to cease killing each other and warring with other tribes, and keep peace with the whites; which was interpreted to them. Keokuk replied he had a Book of Mormon at his Wickaup which I had given him some years before. “I believe,” said he, “you are a great and good man; I look rough, but I also am a Son of the Great Spirit. I’ve heard your advice— we intend to quit fighting and follow the good talk you have given us.” After the conversation they were feasted on the green with good food, dainties, and melons by the brethren; and they entertained the spectators with a specimen of their dancing. see page 1220

Addenda • 25 August 1841

25 Wednesday. Elder died at , Lake Co:, Ohio., aged 49 years. He was the son of Pierce and Clarissa Granger, born in the Town of Phelps, Ontario Co: New York 7th. Feby. 1794; received a common school education, was two years a member of the Methodist Church, and was a licensed—— exhorter. On the 8th. Septr. 1813 he married Lydia Dibble; in the year 1827 he in a great measure lost his sight by cold and exposure; he was—— Sheriff of : and Colonel—— in the Militia. He received the Gospel on reading the Book of Mormon, which he providentially obtained, and was baptized at Sodus, Wayne Co:, and ordained an Elder by & , they being the first Elders he saw, and immediately devoted his time to preaching and warning the people. In the year 1833 he moved to , and then took a mission to the East with Elder Samuel Newcomb— returned——, and was ordained a High Priest——; took another mission in the spring of 1836 to with ; and after his return built up a branch at Huntsburg, Geauga Co:, Ohio; also a branch at Perry, Richland Co:, where he baptized Bradley Wilson, with his seven sons and their wives——
When the Church left , he was appointed to settle the Church business.
In June 1838 he went to , and returned—— in August of same year; in October he again started taking his family——; he went 70 miles into , and was driven back to the mob—— [p. 11]
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